Crafting Your Experience

ChicagoArchitecture
Edgar Miller Legacy

Edgar Miller’s Handmade Homes

Edgar Miller was a multi-talented artist, craftsman, and designer who lived and worked in Chicago from 1917 until 1967, and then returned from 1986 until his death in 1993. His storied career spanned decades and included hundreds if not thousands of projects, ranging from murals and sculptural work for restaurants, hotels, and public buildings; graphic design jobs for department store catalogs, and advertising firms; and creative art. However what he is most well known for are his rehab projects from the 1920s and 1930s where he handmade homes from inside as well as outside. Join Zac Bleicher from the Edgar Miller Legacy as he takes you on an adventure through these iconic homes, all handmade by Edgar Miller.

  • 1.

    Carl Street Studios

    Carl Street Studios

    This is where it all began. When approaching the property, you can’t help but notice something is different about this block, and at 155 West Burton Place, the symphony of artistically rehabbed buildings reaches a crescendo.

  • 2.

    Walter Guest Apts.

    Walter Guest Apts.

    Quiet and elegant, the Walter Guest apartments have a cohesiveness and simplicity because of the control Miller had over the project.

  • 3.

    Fisher Studios

    Fisher Studios

    This is the only project for which Miller was credited as an architect, though he never received any formal training as such.

  • 4.

    Kogen-Miller Studios

    Kogen-Miller Studios

    While less of an artists colony in the way Carl Street Studios was, Kogen-Miller Studios still provided a welcome meeting place for many different types of creative people interested in an inspiring place to live.

We use cookies on this website. You are free to manage these via your browser settings at any time. For more information about how we use cookies, please see our Privacy Policy.